July 10th, 2020

Longshot Target Cameras — See, Mark, and Record Your Shots

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As ranges are starting to open up again, folks are enjoying the opportunity to shoot at long range. But if you like to shoot paper out beyond 400 yards or so, you’ll find that it can be difficult to see bullet holes on paper, ever with premium high-magnification spotting scopes. That’s why it’s great to have a high-quality wireless target camera. The systems we like are produced by Longshot Target Camera (aka Targetvision).

With a Longshot camera system, you receive a live WiFi feed from a camera. This comes back to your shooting station on the firing line and you can view the image with a laptop or mobile device. No separate tall antennas or routers are required, and you don’t need internet coverage. Simply place the camera unit next to your target and the receiver unit close to your rifle or bench. (Or, with the 300-yard-rated Marksman you get the WiFi signal directly from the camera — there’s no separate receiver). The Longshot system is completely self-contained. Longshot produces a variety of cameras starting at just $399.00 for the LongShot Marksman. We recommend the $799.00 LR-3 unit which is rated to a whopping two miles.

This Video shows how the Longshot Marksman Wireless Target Camera Works:

Longshot camera systems are excellent. They provide VERY sharp images and the WiFi signal is strong and stable, without the fuzziness you find with lesser systems. And, importantly, Longshot cameras come with integrated shot-marking software that works with your mobile device (phone or tablet). The Longshot mobile Apps can mark all the shots in your group (and you can select colors). In addition you can make your last-fired shot blink on the screen. And, as you’d expect, you can take a screen-shot at any time to record your shot impacts for future review. This kind of functionality makes the Longshot camera system much more sophisticated than any conventional optical spotting scope.

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Longshot CEO Clay Rhoden explains: “Longshot target camera systems provide shooters with the opportunity to see their long range impacts as they occur. Acting as your spotting scope downrange you are able to see each impact with clarity. Our wireless target camera systems and camera spotting scopes provide double the resolution and double the possible distance available elsewhere.”

If you purchase a Longshot camera system, we recommend getting the optional “Bulletproof Warranty” for $39.00. This will cover most replacements if you accidentally shoot the camera system placed down-range. That $39.00 buys a lot of peace of mind. If you start with a $399.00 Marksman unit, you can also later upgrade to a full 2 mile-rated LR-3 system.

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July 10th, 2020

Recall of Accurate 2520 Powder — One Lot

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OK guys — check your powder stashes. Here’s an important notice regarding Accurate 2520 powder. There is one lot of Accurate 2520 that is dangerous, so you should not load with it. If you have some of this powder from Lot 0913192116, stop using it, and contact Western Powders at 406-234-0422. Western Powders issued this notice on 7/1/2020:

ACCURATE 2520 RECALL — 2520 Powder — LOT 0913192116
Western Powders is issuing a recall of Accurate 2520 1 lb. bottles with lot number 0913192116. The lot number is stamped on the back of the bottle. This is a limited recall and ONLY applies to this lot number of Accurate 2520. USE OF THIS POWDER MAY RESULT IN HIGH PRESSURE LOADS AND SUBSEQUENT GUN DAMAGE OR SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY. If you are in possession of this propellant, please discontinue use immediately and contact Western Powders at 406-234-0422. We will replace your powder and instruct you how to dispose of this powder.

Date of Notice: July 1, 2020

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July 10th, 2020

Great Upgrade for Harris Swivel Bipods — S-Lever Kit

Bipod Harris Swivel Handle Lock S Lever Kit Eabco.com

We like the swivel (“S”) version of the Harris bipod. The swivel (actually tilting) capability of the bipod allows you to tilt (cant) your rifle around the bore axis to level the rifle on a side slope or uneven ground. Unfortunately, the swivel tensioner (friction knob) that comes standard with a Harris swivel bipod leaves much to be desired. The tensioning knob is hard to adjust with your fingers. The small knurled ring doesn’t offer enough leverage. When it’s tight enough to prevent movement it’s hard to release. For this reason, many folks replace the standard knurled ring with a rotating adjustment lever with push-button release. This works great and is easy to install.

While you can buy levers from various sources, EABCO.com has a tried-and-true system that works with both Harris and Caldwell XLA-S swivel bipods: “Our S-Lever Tension Lever is an economical replacement for the friction tensioning knob to give you much better control and leverage.” For just $16.95, Eabco.com delivers all the parts you need for the upgrade to your swivel bipod. Shown below are instructions for installing the EABCO S-Lever.

Bipod Harris Swivel Handle Lock S Lever Kit Eabco.com

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